Month: October 2017

Could you please introduce yourself and tell us a little about your career to date? My name is Verity, and I am one the veterinary surgeons working at Village Vet Longstanton. I qualified from Nottingham Vet School in 2011, and from there I worked in a mixed practice for about 18 months, enjoying the challenges… Read more »

Could you please introduce yourself and tell us a little about your career to date. I am Robin Hughes-Parry, and after qualifying, I spent twenty-five years in mixed general practice. With the advent of the last outbreak of Foot and Mouth disease and the ongoing gradual decline in rural farm work, I decided the time… Read more »

Raf is a stunning Siberian cat who came to Village Vet Hampstead in a critical condition. He had collapsed at home after a short period of weight loss and increased thirst. He was found to have a severe form of diabetes called diabetic ketoacidosis. This life-threatening condition requires 24-hour nursing care and multiple continuous infusions of intravenous… Read more »

Recent surveys have shown that rabbits are the third most common pet after dogs and cats, but when you also consider the number of guinea pigs, chinchillas and small rodents that are kept then this group of small mammals represents a huge pet population. It is for this reason why the veterinary profession strives to… Read more »

Most of our Village Vet vets have lots of experience with exotic pets, and in particular rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters and gerbils.  We are also lucky enough to have a number of clients with more unusual pets, so we have set up an exotics clinic at our Hampstead practice run by Dr Alisa Rassin. Alisa’s… Read more »